A discussion in another thread got me to wondering, what is the next big trend in jazz? Maybe I should say innovation. I mean after musicians have tried every conceivable variation of chords, modes, inside/outside, etc. where can they go or where are they going next? I'm talking about structurally. I don't mean what new technical and electronic inventions and advancements that change the music. I'm talking about approaches to music itself. Are there newer ways to play chords or modes? Are there newer song forms? Who is seen as the big innovator? How long has it been since the last major and well received innovation? How much further can jazz go? Are the possibilities limitless or does music have some structural limit to improvisation? Just curious. I hope some of you will have some ideas about this.